2008 DRIVE-IN Film Festival Announces its Inaugural Year

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The DRIVE-IN Film Festival will take place August 23-September 23, 2008. The goal of the DRIVE-IN Film Festival is to help independent filmmakers reach a broad audience, including the smaller towns across America. Another, more prominent goal is to keep the drive-in tradition alive.

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Most people regard drive-in theaters as something out of the past, like poodle skirts and bobby socks. Many don't even realize that there are still many active drive-ins all around the country. This view is something the DRIVE-IN Film Festival is on a mission to change.

2008 is the inaugural year for the DRIVE-IN Film Festival, which was founded by filmmaker C.C. Webster. Growing up in small town America, with two drive-in theaters within a mile of her house, C.C. has never forgotten the experiences and inspiration of those summer nights watching movies under the stars.

The DRIVE-IN Film Festival will take place August 23 - September 23, 2008, screening in several locations across the East Coast. The 35MM program will be screened at the drive-ins while the digital program will be shown in an alternate location. The screenings will feature submissions from all over the world with topics ranging from a rock camp for girls to the world of the paranormal.

"Our Spotlight selections include three truly independent films, including exciting titles by Scott Prendergast, Arne Johnson and Shane King, and Jeffrey Vespa, which will screen at the selected Drive-Ins," said C.C. Webster. "The Showcase includes a group of outstanding works, screening digitally, at various other arenas on the East coast."

One goal of the DRIVE-IN Film Festival is to help independent filmmakers reach a broad audience, including the smaller towns across America. Another, more prominent goal is to keep the drive-in tradition alive. As more and more drive-in theaters close every year, the festival aims to bring back the excitement and family fun of the drive-in experience.

Updates and full details on the Festival, including schedule, are available on the Festival's website at DRIVE-IN Film Festival.

The DRIVE-IN Film Festival is an event for the whole family that invites your attention and welcomes your support. So save the dates, August 23 - September 23, for an appointment with an American tradition.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Carnival Fundraiser:
August 16, 2008, 1PM-8PM, Riverside Park, South Lawn, 74th and Riverside Drive. A showcase of our selections, games, bingo, live music, and concessions.

Venues:

The 2008 DRIVE-IN Film Festival venues include: The Diamond State Drive-In, Felton, DE, August 23, 2008, The Delsea Drive-In, Vineland, NJ, August 30, 2008, Maggio's Restaurant, Southampton, PA, September 20-21, 2008, Studio 353, New York, NY. September 7, 2008.

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